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I Battle Depression

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    I block out the world nowadays.

    Not out of fear, but simply because my tolerance for people is getting lower and lower. I even do so with the little family I have left,(broken up due to fighting) when my mom and my 11 year old sister come home, I go to my room. If I don't, fights will start. Everything in...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Help. I just can out

    and stuff has happened... Please help...
    Chaserness56 Chaserness56 13-15, M 2 Responses 18 mins ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    my sleeping pattern is ****** up i sleep too

    much, i stay up all night until 9 o clock in the morning and sleep until 7 o clock pm . my bedroom is a mess and i have no energy to clean my room even if i really want to , i have no energy to go outside and do some things even if i really really want to ive just been home for...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Because of what the different medications have

    done to me, I sometimes find it hard to make decisions, or to tell if I should or shouldn't do or say something, and I have also been left with virtually no inhibitions, and sometimes I may say or do something that I wouldn't have before the medications
    tinman45 tinman45 36-40, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Nottobeohsoblunt Nottobeohsoblunt 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Don't bother trying to know me,

    i'll end up hurting you. Just leave me alone to die, by either suicide or starvation.
    futurediary futurediary 13-15, M 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    **** depression. **** triggers.

    Can I not just have one day to just be normal?? Please? Just to feel ok and not cry? It's all that I want.
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I went out tonight to a little get together

    thinking it would cheer me up but of course my thoughts got in my way. Sometimes I feel like I don't belong or fit in. I would socialize but didn't really connect. Now all I can think about is am I really suppose to be here? Why am I here and what's my role? Last year at this...
    JaredDac JaredDac 31-35, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    I just realised I don't remember what being

    normal feels like. I know this bleak hollowness pretending to be the centre of my bones isn't normal, but I have no idea what is. I don't know who I am when I'm not depressed.
    LipstickShield LipstickShield 18-21, F 2 Responses 52 mins ago

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    **** everything and everyone.

    .. Bye! No one bother messaging me. πŸ˜’πŸ˜”
    imworthless0 imworthless0 16-17, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    I always wonder what life is like

    for people that don't have depression.
    LaBellaVita19 LaBellaVita19 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Since I tried to kill myself last week,

    I destroyed my stomach lining. I am now vomiting blood. Maybe I didn't fail after all. Wouldn't that be a blessing in disguise. Finally.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I've been battling depression

    for two years and I began cutting last year. I tried stopping so many times but with my parents fighting and yelling and my dad out of control, I snap and do it.
    nessamay1998 nessamay1998 16-17, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I suffer from severe Depression

    and social anxiety.
    Dane2015 Dane2015 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Sometimes I wonder how some people are

    so open about their depression. I'm like a closed book when it comes to that..
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 mins ago

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    Up for the last 2 and half hrs.

    Ate toast. Figured now is a better time than any to say I'm still alive, didn't do anything rational yet... Don't know when, don't know how, just the why of it... The why of it... Did you know, growing up I always needed a reason. Always a reason to what I do, and sometimes how...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    I am so suicidal. My mom doesn't take me

    seriously and no matter how many times I hint or ask, I can't get help
    Beartooth13 Beartooth13 13-15, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I don't want to say what happened specifically

    but in grade 6 my dad did something REALLY bad to me and both my brothers as well as my cousin i started cutting in grade 6 due to getting diagnosed with severe depression , suicidal thoughts , anxiety and i wake up every night screaming cause of night terrors im now in grade 8...
    piercetheveil22 piercetheveil22 13-15, F 7 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I could just use a little uplifting,

    pick-me-up gesture right now. Things were going well during the spring. Too well. I was skeptical and even knew things were too good to be true and it'd be just a matter of time before these feelings caught up with me again. Well, here I am, once again.
    SirMugatu SirMugatu 22-25, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    There was an old commercial about depression

    medicine that I saw when I was like 12, It showed a girl winding up a doll of herself to get her through the day. Jokingly I said "that's how I feel, depressed" Damn I predicted the future..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 20 Responses Jul 7

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    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I'm at the point in my existence

    when no one cares if I say I'm going to kill myself. They're just waiting for me to do it. I want tonight to be the night that they stop underestimating me. I want to overcome my survival instinct and stop being a coward and just end it already.
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    First off: if you all you have to say are

    negative things, don't comment at all. That's all that's happened on my posts, and it's a big reason why I'm not on here very often anymore. Anyway, I need to vent, because I have no one to talk to. I'm sliding back down that stupid slop I was last time, and it's even...
    JustEndIt JustEndIt 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression and anxiety are also called "Silent

    killers"...... They affect our immune system, nerves, heart, mind, skin and body.. So Now, get rid of depression and anxiety in 10 minutes. Go to : http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in-10-minutes-or-less/ Heart this, so more people can...
    Heart39 Heart39 26-30, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I'm just so sick of being sick.

    I hate that we all have to go through this. Everyday I see all of us fight this darkness. It's like a leech. Suicide. Loneliness. Pain. Memories. Abuse. I understand you, even if you don't think so. If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it, please
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 11 Responses Aug 11

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    My interests and hobbies have been a curse more

    than enjoyable. They got me bullied at school, and still do, as well as my physical appearance. Over 4 years of just sitting and taking it because I don't know what else to do. They're comments and remarks have brought on Depression, a depression I have battled for around 2...
    TTAMTWASOOC TTAMTWASOOC 13-15, M 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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